SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — North Port Police said Brian Laundrie told his parents he was going to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park. His parents told police he packed a backpack.
This began the search for Laundrie.
The North Port Police have stopped the search for the night. They will resume on Sunday morning.
North Port Police issued a recent statement:
"As a national search for Gabby Petito (22) continues, the search for Brian Laundrie (23) continues in North Port. Saturday, North Port Police, along with the FBI and other nearby agency partners searched the Carlton Reserve area to the North of the City of North Port. Roughly 25,000 acres. Brian’s parents have reported to us that he was last seen Tuesday when he went for a hike there. They reported him missing three days later. The North Port Police Department and the FBI are working to corroborate the story.
As of this email, Brian has not been found. The search for the evening has been called off due to darkness. Efforts will continue Sunday.
Brian is described as:
-Short brown hair
-trimmed facial hair
-Last seen wearing a hiking bag with a waist strap.
Again, It is important to note that while Brian is a person of interest in Gabby’s disappearance, he is not wanted for a crime. We are not currently working a crime investigation. We are now working multiple missing person investigations.
A ground search for Gabby is being conducted in parts of Wyoming by investigators.
Gabby is described as:
-Several tattoos, including one on her finger and one on her forearm that reads “Let it be.”
If you have seen Brian or Gabby, or have helpful info on either please use 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit online at http://tips.fbi.gov [tips.fbi.gov]."